Welcome to the March edition of Tiger Talk.
This month we will provide an overview of registrations and likely teams for 2021 and give an update on news and information from the club and the JRL.
Registrations and Teams
We are pleased to report that our registrations for 2021 have already surpassed our 2020 total and the club is in a healthy position regarding players and player numbers. We still have places available for new players in all age groups except the U14's and as of today our likely team nominations are as below;
Cubs We have 13 registered and the program started on 9 March
U6 At this stage we hope to nominate two teams given registrations
U7 At this stage we hope to nominate two teams given registrations
U8 We don't have sufficient numbers for a team this year
U9 We don't have sufficient numbers for a team this year
U11 At this stage we hope to nominate two teams given registrations
U12 We don't have sufficient numbers for a team and a merge with Bosco is likely
U13 We don't have sufficient numbers for a team
U14 Registrations are full for this team
U17 We don't have sufficient numbers for a team and a merge with Como is likely
Given we are still 6 weeks out from season kick-off, registrations and player numbers can change dramatically but we will speaking with all players and parents in age groups that don't have sufficient numbers to explore options.
We are still missing player photos and proof of age documents for a number of players. It is essential that all players have a passport style photo and a birth certificate or passport showing DOB uploaded on the MySideline site. You can either upload a saved file or use your devices camera to take one. If you are experiencing problems in uploading documents, speak to your Team Manager who can assist.
Coach/Trainer and Manager Roles
As mentioned above, the increased number of players means we need extra coaches, trainers and managers. If your son or daughter is playing for the Tigers this year, why not get involved in one of the teams, you would be most welcome, well supported and the kids would appreciate your involvement. At this stage we need the following roles:
U6 We need a coach, manager and people to help with training
U11 We need managers and trainers for these teams
U12 We need a manager and trainer for this team
If you want to know what is involved in these roles click here to read a previous blog on Inspiring the Next Generation.
With the season only 6 weeks away and a full calendar of pre-season games organised in April, it is important that all players attend training regularly. Training has a number of benefits, including;
it allows the body to gradually build up strength and endurance,
improves skill levels and builds motivation and confidence,
it develops confidence, problem-solving skills and builds self-esteem and
it encourages team building and teamwork
We understand that people have a lot on and are juggling multiple sports and activities but if you can commit to training you will see the benefits not only on the field but in your child.
COVID Safety Plan
We are all familiar with Covid safety measures by now and in preparation for the season ahead we remind players and parents that we need to exercise the same precautions at training.
Practice good hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water and use alcohol-based hand sanitisers when available
Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or a flexed elbow
If you feel unwell or have any symptoms, don't train and stay home until you feel better
Be ready to train prior to arriving at the oval-playing kit, boots, headgear and have your water bottle and inhaler if required with you
Do not share any water bottles, bibs or training gear with other players
We are excited about the 2021 season and we hope you have a great season with the Tigers and your team. We take great pride in the fact that we play footy in the right way and we are first and foremost a family club. We are inclusive and at the Tigers everybody gets a go because we believe that playing footy helps our kids to develop positive and healthy social skills such as; teamwork, communication, problem solving and relationship building.